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Andreae, Fred S.J. 1895-1918


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/12/2012 at 01:03:26

Fred Andreae Gives Life in World War
Late Tuesday night the War Departent transmitted through its Federal Agent at Dubuque, to Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Andreae, of the death of their son Fred S., which occurred on the 27th of October.

He was a member of the M.G. Co in the 352nd Inft. serving with the Expeditionary Forces in France, and the cause of his death was reported as pneumonia. The intimate particulars in writing have not as yet been transmitted to the sorrowing parents.

~The Arlington News, Arlington, Fayette co. Iowa, November 21, 1918

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Memorial servies honoring the late Private Fred Andreae were held at St. Sebald church Monday, and the following memorial was prepared and delivered by Rev. Chr. Rembold of this place.

Private Frederick Sebald John Andreae, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Andreae, was born May 6th, 1895, in the vicinity of St. Sebald, Clayton, Co. Ia. Soon after his birth he was received into the convenant of God's people in holy Baptism. After a thorough religious schooling he was confirmed in the Evg. Lutheran church at St. Sebald, Ia., on Palm Sunday, April 4, 1909 by his faithful pastor Rev. Fruehr. The religious education which he received was very lasting and made a deep impression upon his susceptiable soul, and he remained faithful to his confirmation vow until his end.

On May 17, 1918 he was called to the colors to fight for the cause of our country and went to Camp Dodge, Ia., where he remained until Aug. 8. Only twice was he permitted to come home to visit his relatives and then only for a short time. He was assigned to M.G. Co. 352 Infantry, 88th Division. On Aug 8th he was transferred with the Division to Camp Mills, N.Y. and boarded the ship on Aug. 15 for France, where he safely landed on the 29th.

The separation from home was very trying for him and he diligently kept in touch with his relatives by writing letters as frequently as he could. His relatives therefore were much alarmed when for 4 weeks of anxious waiting every communication stopped. His last letter was written on Sept. 29. At last on Nov. 19, the sad news that their son had passed away on Oct. 27th from pneumonia in Base Hospital No. 10, and that he was buried near Ft. Belfort, France.

He leaves to mourn his untimely premature death, his parents, Conrad and Anna Andreae, four brothers, one sister, two aged gradparents and a score of other relatives. His age is 23y 5m 21d. May he rest in peace and enjoy the bliss of his Heavenly possessions to which he became heir in holy Baptism.

Fred Andreae was well known in and beyond this community, and he was a model and an example for good to all who knew him. As a son he always was lovable, kind, obedient, faithful to his parents whom he loved with truly filial affection and devotion. As a friend and neighbor one could not wish for any better. He was always friendly and ready to accommodate when help was needed. But his best trait was his sterling, sincere, christian character. He loved his church of which he was a faithful member of good and regular attendance, and whose welfare he always had at heart. He loved and believed in his God and was not ashamed to confess it and of this allegiance.

While we lament his loss, nevertheless, we are confident that a life of such sterling qualities, and a life so devoted to God is not lost. Death was no loss to him, but an exceeding great reward and gain. The God in whom he believed and in the heaven in which he hoped is now his everlasting posession. From this veil of sorrow he was transferred to the land of perpetual bliss and happiness. He is to be envied.

Beloved, "it is well!" God's ways are always right; and perfect love is o'er them all. Though far above our sight.
For, I see here what was told me,
See that wonderous glory shine,
Feel the spotless robes enfold me,
Know a golden crown is mine,
Thus before the throne so glorious,
Now I sand, a soul victorious,
Gazing on that joy for aye,
That shall never pass away.

~The Arlington News, Arlington, Fayette co., Iowa, April 24, 1919

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The body of Fred Andrea who died in France arrived last Friday and funeral services were held at St. Sebald Saturday p.m.

~Oelwein Daily Register (Arlington column), June 1, 1921


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